This article is just a list that shows you what my dream roster was for SuperBot Entertainment and Sony, for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. This was my own personal wishlist that I shared with my friend and both of the aforementioned. My limit was 30, it didn’t matter who or how many would be on disc vs. dlc, my choice was to have a 50-50 split between first and third party characters, my idea was to have the rivalry system set up to put those groups against one another, obey the “1 character per franchise rule”, fully acknowledge and respect PlayStation’s past, present, and future, and have a fair ratio of male to female characters. Here it is…
1] Ratchet and Clank
3] Nathan Drake
4] Sweet Tooth
5] Parappa the Rapper
9] Sly Cooper
12] Jak and Daxter
13] Cole MacGrath
14] Colonel Mael Radec
15] Ellie (The Last of Us) [Thought it’d be cool to have a character that you can play in this game that you can’t play in her own title and it be of a property that’s yet to come.]
3] Ryu (Street Fighter) [Favorite third party character in all of gaming.]
4] Tommy Vercetti
5] Mega Man
8] Lara Croft
10] The Prince (Katamari)
11] Leon Kennedy
12] Pyramid Head
What I just gave you was my list of 30 and of those, 28 are pretty self explanatory. Well, maybe probably 29…just ruling out Ellie, which is why I gave her an explanation. I found out about The Last of Us roughly two weeks before it was revealed, but did not have a whole lot of information just yet. As more developed, it became clear that Ellie would be my #30. Everyone else on the list seemed logical to me and I think would make most people happy. (Feel free…in fact, please do let me know what you personally thought of my list).
And one other thing…there should honestly be no reason why PlayStation’s first mascot, regardless of where he’s at nowadays, doesn’t make the game. I mean, unless Crash Bandicoot was sold by Activision to Nintendo, he should be in PSASBR in my opinion. And money is no excuse, either. Sony lost $4 billion between Fall ’06 and Fall ’09 because of the PlayStation 3 and they’re still around, doing just fine. So “if” Activision wanted say…a whopping $1 million, are you telling me that Sony wouldn’t buy him for SuperBot’s game? Obviously, if a company wouldn’t “allow” their character to intermingle with other 3rd party characters or be a “fighter”, that’s one thing, but if it was simply a matter of money…to me, Sony’s pockets are deep enough that they more likely than not “could” have made it happen.
Sometimes in the video game industry, you have something “silly” happen, like Square-Enix not allowing Tommy Tallarico to use video footage from their games in his Video Games Live events. But sometimes you have something that you have to say, “yeah, I can see where they’re coming from”, such is the case why certain high profile car companies don’t want their vehicles to be able to get smashed up in racing games, because it’d possibly hurt the car’s image.
It’s all a matter of perspective…a bucket of opinions, really, but honestly, some opinions are more valid and hold more weight than others and those are the opinions that in my opinion occur when a majority agrees. Everyone has a right to think what they wish, but if 51-99% of a group has an opinion that reflects A, it’s my own thought that their collective thought is more valid than the 1-49% group.
But anyways, that’s opening up a whole other box. Getting back to Crash, I’ve never had a reason to doubt my friend…not once. So for what it’s worth, I still believe in the word given to me, but if Mr. Bandicoot and the other three shared with me aren’t in the game, I’d be surprised. Disappointed? Yeah…like most of you. But I’d still support and buy the game, regardless.
Thank you all for your continued support. And just for fun, here’s a look back, 2 weeks shy of being a year to the date, of the first 3 pics that would be the start of hints for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (then known as Title Fight). 🙂 Some of you might not have ever seen the pics and for those that have…well…what’d you think when you first saw them? Finally…here’s to me finding out the truth about the Final 4!
10/10/12 = Unedited e-mail to SuperBot with final list of characters.
10/05/12 = Vote for how you want PGN to reveal the final characters.
10/01/12 = Edited e-mail to SuperBot with final list of characters.
09/28/12 = The talk to the fans.
09/18/12 = What’d you do in 1987?
09/12/12 = Fan art of PGN (and more) in PSASBR.
09/09/12 = Old hints become new again.
09/04/12 = Whose side is Kevin Butler on?
09/02/12 = PGN’s “revealing final content” e-mail to SuperBot.
08/31/12 = First video footage of Nariko and Sir Daniel Fortesque.
08/29/12 = First video footage of Raiden.
08/28/12 = First video footage of Evil Cole McGrath.
08/14/12 = Sackboy, Dante, and Spike confirmations + Free PS Vita version with Cross Buy.
08/14/12 = New “vague” hints on the way.
08/13/12 = PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale gets delayed to November 20th.
08/11/12 = Original hint for Nathan Drake.
08/11/12 = Don’t fear PSASBR’s final roster.